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Moderate alcohol consumption and waiting time to pregnancy.
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PMID:  11726599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Recent research indicates that even a moderate consumption of alcohol in women trying to become pregnant is associated with longer waiting time to pregnancy. The findings, though, are based upon few observations. METHODS: Self-reported data on alcohol intake and waiting time to pregnancy (0-2, 3-5, 6-12 and >12 months) was used for 39 612 pregnant women, recruited to the Danish National Birth Cohort within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy from 1997 to 2000. Main outcome measures were odds ratios (OR) for a prolonged waiting time to pregnancy according to alcohol intake. RESULTS: In nulliparous women neither moderate nor high alcohol intake was related with longer waiting time to pregnancy compared with a low intake. In parous women, a modest association was seen only among those with an intake of >14 drinks per week (subfecundity OR 1.3; 95% confidence interval 1.0-1.7). Women who reported no alcohol intake had a slightly longer waiting time (subfecundity OR 1.2; 95% confidence interval 1.1-1.3) than women with a moderate intake of alcohol. CONCLUSIONS: Our findings do not corroborate recent results suggesting a marked reduction in fecundity associated with a moderate intake of alcohol.
M Juhl; A M Nyboe Andersen; M Grønbaek; J Olsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human reproduction (Oxford, England)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0268-1161     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum. Reprod.     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-29     Completed Date:  2002-02-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701199     Medline TA:  Hum Reprod     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2705-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Danish Epidemiology Science Centre at the Department of Epidemiology Research, Statens Serum Institut, 5, Artillerivej, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects*
Cohort Studies
Infertility, Female / etiology
Obesity / complications
Odds Ratio
Smoking / adverse effects
Time Factors

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